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Post-stroke seizure and post-stroke epilepsy
  1. P K Myint1,2,3,
  2. E F A Staufenberg2,4,
  3. K Sabanathan1,2
  1. 1Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK
  2. 2School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  3. 3Clinical Gerontology Unit and Lewin Stroke Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  4. 4Norwich Epilepsy Clinic, Little Plumstead Hospital, Little Plumstead, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr P K Myint
 Clinical Gerontology Unit, Level 2, F&G Block, Box 251, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK; Pkyawmyint{at}aol.com

Abstract

Post-stroke seizure and post-stroke epilepsy are common causes of hospital admissions, either as a presenting feature or as a complication after a stroke. They require appropriate management and support in long term. With an increasingly ageing population, and age itself being an independent risk factor for stroke, the incidence and prevalence of post-stroke seizure and post-stroke epilepsy is likely to increase. This article examines aetiology, clinical presentation, and presents a management outline of these conditions with particular focus on adults. The aim of this review article is to provide the clinicians with background information and recommendations.

  • cerebrovascular disease
  • post-stroke seizure
  • post-stroke epilepsy

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  • Funding: none.

  • Conflicts of interest: none.

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